Hello! My intro!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lemuckley_flock, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. lemuckley_flock

    lemuckley_flock In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2011
    Hello everyone! We're so excited to have found this forum! My boyfriend/partner/whatever you call someone you're committed to but not married to have recently found ourselves desiring chickens, and got ourselves 8 little gals about two weeks ago. We live in Tennessee and are enjoying the warming weather, and thought chickens would be a fabulous addition to our "homestead" in the making. We're both divorced and came to the table with three children each - our kids are 12, 10, 7, 6, 5, and 2. I grew up on a dairy farm in NW Illinois, so chickens are old hat to me. We wanted to instill basic values and responsibility in our children, and they're going to be heavily involved in their care - along with helping with our 1/4 acre garden that we're about halfway done planting.

    We have a mix of breeds, and aren't quite sure what they are yet. As of right now, no roosters....eventually though, we'll want to hatch our own eggs - getting our feet wet with these girls. We're shocked and so pleased to have all eight of them still alive and thriving - I'd forgotten how quickly they grow! We've got them in the house right now but built our coop/chicken tractor over the weekend, and the kids had a blast helping build and paint it. We're on an acre, which can be wonderful, but because of the amount of room we have available I'm going to have to work VERY hard to keep us in check, or we're going to end up with dozens of chickens and other livestock, lol!

    Looking forward to meeting folks here and soaking in all of the information from all of your combined experience!!
  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    [​IMG] from NY
  3. sk acres

    sk acres Chirping

    Feb 22, 2011
    Marana, AZ
    [​IMG] from AZ.
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Hi and [​IMG] ! Glad you decided to join us!
  5. DanEP

    DanEP Songster

    May 15, 2010
    Cadiz Ky
    [​IMG] from Ky. At some point chicken math will become a factor.

    good luck with the new chicks Dan
  6. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Garrison, MN

    welcome from minnesota!
  7. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    [​IMG] from Kansas and watch that the chicken math bug doesn't bite you. [​IMG]
  8. lemuckley_flock

    lemuckley_flock In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2011
    Thanks for the welcome everyone! Showing my ignorance here.....but what is chicken math? [​IMG]
  9. feather and mountain man

    feather and mountain man Corn fed Indiana farmgirl

    Jan 17, 2010

    Hello from Indiana

    You and your other half are starting out the same way me and DH did.

    So glad you coulc join us.
  10. Ema

    Ema Songster

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
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    hope you are enjoying BYC,


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